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Name: BROWN, John David

Place of Birth/Date: DeSoto, Illinois; 4 Jun 1825

Regiment/Rank: 110th Infantry, Co. D / Private

Date of Enlistment: 14 Aug. 1862, at Ashley, Illinois, by Lt. Topping

Discharge: DEATH: 4 Jan. 1863

Place of Residence: Coloma, Washinton Cnty, Illinois

Wife's name, marriage date: QUALLS, Elizabeth, 12 May, 1858

Dependent children: BROWN, John Henry; BROWN, William Abner

Previous Marriages for Soldier: UFFENDILL, Adelaide, 13 Jan. 1850

Children by previous marriage: BROWN, Michael W. born 16 Jan 1851; BROWN, Thomas M. born 12 July 1853

Witnesses who filed on behalf of widow: BROWN, Thomas W.; McEllano(?), G.W. McElhanny, Joshua (these signatures were difficult to read)

Witnesses residence, date: All resided in DuBois, Ilinois; file was rec'd with the last few lines left cut off by photocopy machine; date unreadable

Date pension filed: 25 July 1873; this was the app for Children under the age of 16 their pension number was not listed

Date Widow filed: 19 Apr 1912 - see note below

Date pension granted/amt. per month: 23 Apr 1912; $ 30

Date pension ended: 29 Oct. 1925; file number: 165,951(Widow deceased)

"Roll of Honor , XXII, Names of Soldiers Who Died in DEFENSE OF THE AMERICAN UNION" National Cemetery at Nashville, TN, Grave Number: 401 This document was rec'd from TN State Library.

Other Jackson Cnty residents in file:

RANDALL, O.J. Chief, Finance Divsion, Pension Office, Washington, D.C.
BLAND, John A., performed marriage of E.QUALLS to J.D.BROWN
PAGE, Samuel C. Clerk of the Court, Register of Marriages, Washington County, Illinois
MARTIN, JP, Assistant Adjutant General, Washington, D.C.

NOTE: Eliza BROWN remarried in 1865 to a Joseph BLACK; they moved with John Henry and William Abner to Cherokee Cnty, KS, where she applied for this pension. Mr. BLACK died several years later, and I do not know that date. Michael and Thomas BROWN remained in IL with their mother's family (UFFENDILL). Eliza BLACK moved to OK later in her life, and died in Osage, OK, 25 OCT 1925. Her parents were: QUALLS, John, born in VA; RICHARDSON, Eliza, born in VA. They were married in NC, where Eliza was born, as well as several other children. The family moved to TN, then to IL; I am not sure of the dates for these moves.

Donated by ©Neva Brown Mohle

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Name: Brown, William L.

Place of Birth/Date: Illinois, 1821

Place of Death/Date: 71/2 miles South of Joplin, Missouri, on the edge of the county of Newton, Missouri / Death, 15 Sept. 1878 (one document states 1879)

Regiment/Rank: Company “M”, 9th Infantry, Volunteers, Capt. E. M. Lows

Date of Enlistment: 2 July, 1861

Discharge: 13 Sept 1862 / Corinth, Mississippi
Certificate of Disability for discharge:
“General Hospital:, Corinth, Mississippi, by Norman (unreadable last name), Staff Surgeon.
I certify, that I have carefully examined the said William L. Brown, of Capt. E. M. Louis ’ Company, and find him incapable of performing the duties of a soldier because of wounds received at the Battle of Shiloh, Tennessee, on the 6th of April, 1862.”

Place of Residence: Carbondale, Jackson County, Illinois ; Newton County, Missouri
William’s son Edward moved to Miller County, Missouri, late 1800s

Wife’s name, marriage date:

(1) Dianna, she born 1821, IL, died 3 April 1856
(2) Sarah Greathouse marriage: 29 March 1857

Dependent Children: none

Children by previous marriage:

4 sons: James Madison Brown, Edward Brown; names of the other sons not known to me

Witnesses who filed on be half of widow: D. A. S. Gent or Gant, (hard to read) and James S. Smith (both from Jackson County, IL). Louis B. Holman, from Miller County, MO

Witnesses residences: Jackson County, IL and Miller County, MO

Date pension filed: July 1886; Application for increase of invalid pension: 29 April 1873

Date Widow filed: Sept. 1881

Date pension granted/amt. per month: 1 August, 1866 / $4.00 per month

Date pension ended: William’s, Certificate # 72894 4 Sept 1879
Pension for Sarah A. Brown, Certificate # 312192 ended 4 April 1892 (death)

Other notes from enlistment papers: W .L. Brown was 42 yrs of age at enlistment; He was 5 ft 11 in. tall, dark complexion, black eyes, brown hair, and he was a Farmer.

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